Data Steward - Michigan in Melvindale, MI at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/1/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Well-designed and properly governed data structures and artifacts are critical to ensure that our clients can trust the insights they glean from our healthcare intelligence platform. As a Data Steward, you will support this mission through the design of robust data models based upon the HL7 FHIR standard; the management of metadata and code systems; the implementation and enforcement of data governance policies; and the monitoring and resolution of data quality issues. You will have the opportunity to collaborate extensively with internal and external stakeholders to gather requirements, design solutions, and implement production-quality data models and metadata artifacts to help ensure the success of our clients in driving improvements in healthcare. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Develop data model artifacts based upon the HL7 FHIR standard, including profiles, extensions, and implementation guides
  • Author and implement data governance policies and protocols related to data management, change control, security, privacy, and access
  • Discover, document, and manage metadata, including data provenance, data dictionaries, identifier systems and namespaces, code systems, code mappings, and validation rules
  • Develop master data management (MDM) rules for multi-data source pipelines
  • Design proactive solutions to monitor for data quality issues in a complex, multi-sourced healthcare data warehouse ecosystem including numerous upstream and downstream data processes and consumers
  • Perform deep-dive and root cause analysis and lead solution development and implementation on change requests and production issues for existing operational customers.
  • Shepherd projects through requirements definition, analysis, development, QA, and deployment, working closely with numerous partner teams to drive project completion, quality, and timeliness
  • Multi-task effectively across a variety of projects and production triage tickets simultaneously
  • Assist and support QA team members in test strategy and test case development and execution


Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in data architecture, database administration, data warehousing, or a similar discipline
  • Bachelor's Degree required or equivalent experience
  • Strong FHIR knowledge preferred but not required
  • Strong SQL knowledge required
  • Expert knowledge of data modeling and database concepts in both a relational and non-relational context
  • Knowledge and understanding of healthcare data including clinical, billing, operations, insurance, and provider data
  • Knowledge of standard healthcare ontologies and code systems such as SNOMED, LOINC, ICD, CPT, and RxNorm
  • Knowledge of standard healthcare interchange formats such as HL7 2.x, C-CDA, and FHIR
  • Solid track record in establishing strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to bring projects to fruition
  • Patience and persistence to sift through complex data/information to get to the core knowledge
  • Experience testing data and assisting in the generation of related test cases
  • Intense intellectual curiosity and an ability to view problems with a fresh perspective
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a quantitative field
  • Experience with or knowledge of non-relational / NoSQL databases
  • Experience with or knowledge of Amazon Web Services such as S3, RDS, Athena, or Aurora
  • Experience interacting with REST APIs to manage data and metadata artifacts